Steve Carell, we hardly knew ye

class=img_thumbleft>Let it be known that it was on this day, Friday, August 26, 2005, that we discovered how Steve Carell's rise to fame would cease, plummet and fizzle out. The actor came to prominence as a faux-reporter on the

Daily Show

, then scored some choice roles in

Bruce Almighty



. He tackled Ricky Gervais' role in the American version of

The Office

, and most recently fronted the number one movie in America last week,

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

. (Yeah, yeah he also played

Uncle Arthur

in that shitty


remake earlier this year, whatever). Carell's white hot star will soon leave our galaxy and cool off in the deepest darkness of space known as

Evan Almighty

, the Jim Carrey-less sequel to

Bruce Almighty

, in which Carell's newsman character is inspired to build an ark. I'm hoping this is a joke, and that I've been fished in like the dim-witted rube I am.

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